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Yet Another School Rant (By Me)
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Electronagon Offline
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Yet Another School Rant (By Me)

So, yeah. Another rant.

School isn't all that bad. I like lessons where you learn through experience, rather than 100 pointless paragraphs. Lessons like Drama, PE and a bit of Science have the right idea. But everything else, well, it's just boring. How they expect us to 'learn' through boredom and being screamed at, IDK.

We can't listen to music because it's 'distracting', even with earphones. Distracting from what, boredom?
We can't text to our family, also because it's distracting. Ok, I won't have contact with my parents because a stranger told me so.
We can't go to the toilet because, well they don't give a reason. They'd rather I shit myself than let it out normally? Nice education.
We can't talk because, guess what? It's distracting. I'll talk whenever I want to, are you going to put duct tape over my mouth? Freedom of speech, biatch.
Finally, we can't have our coat on because, and I quote, 'I don't know, ask the headteacher'. I would, if they would tell me where his office is and wouldn't suspend me for it. FFS, what's wrong with a coat?

I'm sorry I don't want to be a historian. I'm sorry i don't want to be a mathematician. I'm sorry for all you brainwashed innocent children who are forced to go here every single day.

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Fight the power! Pirate
03-10-2012 06:09 PM
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RE: Yet Another School Rant (By Me)

"Shut up and do your work."

*later*

"Give me your phone!"

SHUT UP.

"You are being disrespectful."
03-10-2012 08:45 PM
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RE: Yet Another School Rant (By Me)

(03-10-2012 08:45 PM)Fish20 Wrote:  "You are being disrespectful."

My face when:

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Balls of Steel:
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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
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(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
03-11-2012 01:54 AM
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